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Moreno Valley man sustains burns over 40 percent of body trying to make cannabis oil

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Issue 09, Volume 18.

A Moreno Valley man suffered burns over 40 percent of his body early today when he allegedly was making "honey oil" at his mobile home where it exploded into flames, a sergeant said.

Emergency room staff at a hospital called sheriff's deputies at 12:55 a.m. about burn victim Chad Bishop, 40, who was burned in the 15000 block of John F. Kennedy Drive, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Brian Holmes said.

Deputies went to Bishop's home and found five mature marijuana plants and one pound of marijuana. Evidence showed Bishop, who Advertisement
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had a medical marijuana recommendation, allegedly tried to make concentrated cannabis, or honey oil,

inside his home, Holmes said.

The process involves the extraction of oil from the cannabis plant using butane, which can be explosive. A bathroom had minor damage but Cal Fire officials found the unit safe to occupy, the sergeant said.

The severe nature of Bishop's burn injuries prevented sheriff's deputies from arresting him. A report recommending the filing of operating a clandestine drug lab charge was forwarded to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office for review, Holmes said.



Comment Profile ImageGideon
Comment #1 | Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm
Sheer justice, fair swift, and right.
Comment Profile ImagePreston
Comment #2 | Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 8:33 am
@ Gideon,
I don't have much empathy for druggies but making a comment as you have is disgusting and it should be removed.

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